Author: Jordan Castillo Price
Narrator: Seth Clayton
Publisher: JCP Books LLC
Run Time: 6 hours and 16 minutes
At a Glance: Not only did JCP do an awesome job writing a character on the Autism spectrum scale, but Seth Clayton did an absolutely fantastic job of narrating as well.
Reviewed By: Queue
Blurb: No two people are exactly alike, but Elijah Crowe is very, very different. Elijah is on the autism spectrum, so the tasks of day-to-day life most people breeze through are a challenge for him. His career suffered because he never got the hang of schmoozing, and now he wastes his talents teaching classes at the mall. His social circle is limited to his ex, his therapist, and a structured inclusion group at the Rec Center. The one bright spot in his life is the memory science of Mnemography.
Although he loves nothing better than devouring the latest research and tinkering with all the specialized equipment, he never clicked with any other experts in the field until he met Daniel Schroeder. Daniel runs a memory palace – he even writes his own mnems – and that shared interest alone would make him fascinating. But Daniel and Elijah met under unusual circumstances, where the statement, “I like you, and I think you like me,” held some surprising nuances.
Now Elijah suspects he’s gay, but the few prominent people in his life are less than supportive. Some are downright hostile. Elijah might not be neurotypical, but he’s plenty smart. Surely he can figure out some way to make people accept him for who he is.
Review: Daniel’s issues from The Persistence of Memory, mainly his father’s persistent meme state, come up again in Forget Me Not, book two in the Mnevermind series. Book one is told from Daniel’s POV, so I was looking forward to this story being in Elijah’s. Forget Me Not, while a bit on the slow side, works. Elijah has to take things slow because of his issues, and it works well for his romance with Daniel.
This book is an awesome follow-up to The Persistence of Memory. Not only did JCP do an awesome job writing a character on the Autism spectrum scale, but Seth Clayton did an absolutely fantastic job of narrating as well. His halting speech patterns and flat tone perfectly fit Elijah’s voice. The book ends far too soon for my taste, and I am looking forward to the third book coming to audio. Hopefully soon.
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